OUI Expungement Lawyer in Maine
Legal Representation for these Regions: Bangor, Augusta, Portland, Saco, and Biddeford
charge is something that no one wants on their record. You may have pleaded guilty or were sentenced as guilty by the court, and the conviction can continue to inflict penalties
long after the incident has transpired. A DUI charge is considered a criminal offense
, meaning that it will be followed by a mark on your criminal record. This information will be open knowledge for many, including employers. Though there are often many explanations for why an OUI occurred, those that gain knowledge of the conviction will not often care about why it happened, but just that it did. This is why it is very important to hire an experienced Maine DUI lawyer as soon as you are charged with a DUI crime.
How an Expungement Works
Since the information of a criminal conviction is open knowledge, it can be damaging to those convicted when they are trying to move on from their lives. One past mistake can continue to come back and there are things that can be done to prevent it. Unfortunately, Maine doesn't have an expungement process. Instead, the person convicted of a DUI can apply for a Governor's Pardon. Unlike some states, the pardon does not wipe the charge out; rather, the information will be considered non-conviction records that are not open to the public knowledge. Access may still be granted to some officials, such as law enforcement.
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